Fall2023/Spring2024 ESL Assistant Intern

Employer
International Rescue Committee
Location
United States
Closing date
Feb 27, 2024

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Job Role
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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.
BACKGROUND: International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian
crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in more than 40 countries and over 20
U.S. cities, the IRC provides resettlement, education and empowerment support to refugees and
displaced people.

SCOPE OF WORK: Intern will support the ESL teacher in supporting students participating in either the
Introduction to English class, Beginner class, or Advanced Class. These classes are in person at the IRC
office. The classes support refugees and immigrants transition into the everyday aspects of life in the US.
Using engaging and student-centered lessons, the intern will help with administrative tasks, lead
activities, support in conversation practice, and substitute. Finally, intern will collaborate with members of
the Adult Education team to ensure clients' immediate educational needs are met.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Assist lead teacher in ESL classes for immigrants, newly arrived refugee and asylee clients, using interactive, learner-centered activities
* Record daily attendance for the class
* Assist with class prep (example: photocopying lesson materials)
* Conduct outreach to students to ensure attendance
* Meet with lead teacher to receive instruction and guidance on role in class
* Occasional childcare support in the classroom

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Intern will learn how to effectively manage a classroom with students of various backgrounds and English Language levels.
2. Intern will learn to work as team to effectively prepare and execute lessons and activities.
3. Intern focus on WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) goals and developing students' workplace and post-secondary language skills
Minimum Qualifications:REQUIREMENTS:

* Experience teaching ESL to adults, and a bachelor's degree preferred
* Experience working with adult students from a variety of backgrounds, including those with limited formal education and/or literacy skills
* Excellent classroom management skills and confidence facilitating both large and small groups
* Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
* Reliable, responsible, and dedicated to the position until the end of the semester
* Fluency in Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, or Dari is a plus.
Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.
Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

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